Saturday morning, someone or multiple people dropped antisemitic flyers on the lawns and driveways of another Jacksonville neighborhood.
“It’s hate, and that kind of stuff needs to stop,” Grove Park resident Tim Wallace said.
Up and down streets in Grove Park neighbors woke up to plastic baggies filled with corn kernels and an antisemitic flyer on their properties.
Sunday morning, a neighborhood member of 34 years Tim Wallace went for a walk in the Grove Park neighborhood. He says that is when he noticed several baggies filled with corn kernels and antisemitic messages along each property.
Wallace immediately went home to call the police after the discovery, saying the flyer inside was aggravating.
“I called JSO and had an officer come out and do a report about it. Unfortunately, they said they can’t do anything because it is a form of freedom of speech,” Wallace said.
Even though it is legally allowed — Wallace says it isn’t morally right. “We don’t want or need that kind of racist antisemitic stuff in this city,” Wallace said.
The watchdog group StopAntisemitism posted an alert the day before about possible flyer drops.
ALERT Saturday July 9 – multiple white supremacist groups, including the ‘Goyim Defense League’, are planning large scale antisemitic flier drops nationwide
Immediately call 911 & submit all footage to law enforcement
Do not engage with these individuals, many are dangerous pic.twitter.com/eTGXcY9DaM— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) July 8, 2022
In the previous week, Congressman Charlie Crist penned a letter to the Department of Justice to address antisemitism in several major Florida cities. The same messages he cites in his letter are the ones found right here in Jacksonville.